$900 Budget - Please make sure everything is compatible

Can you please help me and make sure that the build I have chosen is compatible with everything. Secondly, if you see something that you think I should change, please let me know.

MOBO- $85 (GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail)

GRAPHICS CARD- $300 (SAPPHIRE 100282SR Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit)

RAM- $105 (G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM)

CASE- $80 (NZXT LEXA S LEXS - 001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail)

HARD DRIVE- $55 (SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive)

CPU- $150 (AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition Deneb 3.0GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Processor )

DVD BURNER- $26 (SAMSUNG 24x DVD Burner - Bulk SATA Model SH-S243N/ BEBE - OEM)

Power Supply- $95 (CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI )

Total Price: $896.92

What you think? Everything is compatible with everything? Thanks in advance.
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  1. You should get an AM3 CPU. Here's a nice combo deal.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.335020 $217.98 - $10 MIR (AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz + Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P combo)

    You can get CAS 7 DDR3 1600 RAM for $10 more than the DDR3 1333 CAS 9 RAM you picked.

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM - Retail $114.99
  2. Thanks for the tip, I switched some things around. I am guessing everything looks compatible? Thats really a big concern of mine for some reason.
  3. I don't see what changes you made. No, an AM2+ CPU is not compatible with an AM3 motherboard. It will all be compatible if you use the motherboard/CPU combo I linked to above.

    You can get a better PSU for less money.

    Antec TruePower New TP-550 550W 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply $89.99 - $20 MIR
  4. I made the changes on my end, I did not update my original post.
  5. OK. Everything is compatible as long as you switched the CPU for the AM3 version.
  6. i would suggest this combo for power supply and case http://secure.newegg.com/Shopping/ShoppingCart.aspx?submit=ChangeItem
  7. if you can't see wat it is, it is the haf 922 and power supply combo
  8. samdsox said:
    i would suggest this combo for power supply and case http://secure.newegg.com/Shopping/ShoppingCart.aspx?submit=ChangeItem

    Your link doesn't work, it just takes me to my own shopping cart. You should just post a link to the combo.
  9. I would suggest the AMD Phenom II x4 955 BE. No point in buying a 940 since the 955 uses a newer chipset, and performs better for $165. Go with the i5 if you're looking for performance not only in games. TBH I don't see why you would need to spend $115 dollars on RAM when you can get a nice pair of sticks for $90 (Prices change very often). I mean, sure you can go ahead and buy RAM with tighter timings, but I'd rather go with a cheaper pair that'll get the job done just fine.
    The rest looks fine, I'd go with a OCZ or Corsair PSU over any Antec though. Not to mention that there are better options IMO over the NZXT case. Just go with a Coolermaster HAF 922/Antec 900/Antec 300/Coolermaster 690 or some other coolermaster case like everyone else. Not saying that the NZXT is crap though, as long as it has all the features you need at a cheaper price.
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